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Switch best-selling US console in April, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe hits 550k sales

Switch best-selling US console in April, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe hits 550k sales

Nintendo has announced it sold over 280,000 Switch units in the US last month, making it the best-selling piece of hardware in April according to new figures from NPD. This ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 17th 2017 at 2:53PM in News
PES 2018

PES 2018 release date confirmed for September, with loads of new additions

Konami's PES 2018 is coming on September 14th 2017, the publisher has announced today, and will bring a swathe of improvements to the long-running football franchise, including a digital PC ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 17th 2017 at 12:32PM in News
Bandai Namco and Numskull partner for Tekken merchandise range

Bandai Namco and Numskull partner for Tekken merchandise range

Apparel designer Numskull has just signed a partnership with Bandai Namco to launch a new range of Tekken retro merchandise.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on May 17th 2017 at 12:00PM in News
Discord hits 45 million users

Discord hits 45 million users

Two years after its inception, voice and text chat app Discord has announced that it has now reached 45m users.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 17th 2017 at 11:11AM in News

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VR Diversity Initiative wants to ensure VR is for everyone

VR Diversity Initiative wants to ensure VR is for everyone

A new UK event has been launched that aims to ensure that the growing virtual reality sector starts from a position of diversity.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 17th 2017 at 10:49AM in News
Project Rap Rabbit pulls $4.95m Switch stretch goal

Project Rap Rabbit pulls $4.95m Switch stretch goal

The new game from Keiichi Yano and Masaya Matsuura is to revise its Kickstarter strategy after criticism about one of its stretch goals.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 17th 2017 at 10:29AM in News
Paradox

Paradox Interactive to open new studio dedicated to mobile game development

Paradox Interactive is to open a new studio completely dedicated to mobile game development, the publisher announced today. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 17th 2017 at 10:26AM in News
Opinion: Alex Verrey says for peripherals quality is king

Opinion: Alex Verrey says for peripherals quality is king

Little Big PR's CEO Alex Verrey discusses why the peripheral industry should "embrace quality".

on May 17th 2017 at 10:00AM in News

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Steam clamps down on 'fake game' Trading Card scammers

Steam clamps down on 'fake game' Trading Card scammers

The Trading Card system will be locked away from new releases on Steam until they have have proven themselves to be real games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 17th 2017 at 9:58AM in News
Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2 confirmed

Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2 confirmed

Ubisoft has revealed two big sequels will arrive before March 2018.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 17th 2017 at 9:34AM in News
Improbable

Improbable and Jagex to bring SpatialOS to future game projects

Hot off the back of securing $500m of investment from Softbank, UK developer Improbable has just secured its most high profile partner yet in the form of Jagex. The two ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 17th 2017 at 9:00AM in News
Vive finance

HTC Vive now available on finance from £35 a month

HTC Vive has finally brought its financing scheme to the UK, allowing would-be VR fans to get their hands on a Vive headset for under £35-per-month plus shipping, making it ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 16th 2017 at 12:15PM in News

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Mick Morris

Audiomotion founder Mick Morris joins Kuju

Kuju has appointed Audiomotion founder Mick Morris as business development director. The 17-year industry veteran originally founded Audiomotion in 2003 and headed up the motion capture studio as managing director ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 16th 2017 at 12:04PM in News
Bits + Pixels signed by Capcom

Bits + Pixels signed by Capcom

Publisher and developer Capcom has signed creative agency Bits + Pixels to work across its portfolio in Europe.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 16th 2017 at 11:26AM in News
Half-Life 2 VR has been Greenlit

Half-Life 2 VR has been Greenlit

Valve's immensely popular Half-Life 2 is heading to VR after a fan mod for the game was successfully Greenlit on Steam.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 16th 2017 at 11:16AM in News
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 due this Christmas

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 due this Christmas

Warner Bros and TT Games have announced a second title in the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 16th 2017 at 10:55AM in News

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Sega wants to revive some of its classic IPs

Sega wants to revive some of its classic IPs

Streets of Rage, Blazing Heroes, Full Auto, Panzer Dragoon, After Burner, Seaman, Virtua Cop – let your imaginations run wild.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 16th 2017 at 10:37AM in News
Samsung Gear VR was secretly devised at id Software, ZeniMax claims

Samsung Gear VR was secretly devised at id Software, ZeniMax claims

The legal war between Bethesda owner ZeniMax and Oculus has stepped up yet another level.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 16th 2017 at 10:11AM in News
MCV's guide to the top peripherals firms and products

MCV's guide to the top peripherals firms and products

As retailers are constantly on the hunt for new products to diversify their offering, we round up the top peripherals firms in the industry.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on May 16th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Turtle Beach: 'Audio will become an even bigger part of the gaming experience'

Turtle Beach: 'Audio will become an even bigger part of the gaming experience'

Turtle Beach received its first MCV Award for best peripherals and accessories in 2012 and went on to win every year from 2014. During our annual retail survey last December, ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on May 16th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Duncan SCUF

How SCUF became the Nike, Puma and Adidas of console eSports

When Usain Bolt lined up for the Rio Olympics 100m final, he was wearing Puma spikes. Other athletes in the final were also relying on Puma, but also Nike, Adidas ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on May 15th 2017 at 3:04PM in News
Lesley McDiarmid joins Green Man Gaming as head of corporate partnerships

Lesley McDiarmid joins Green Man Gaming as head of corporate partnerships

Green Man Gaming has appointed Lesley McDiarmid as head of corporate partnerships. The former head of entertainment at MCV and Develop will now lead all corporate and B2B partnership projects ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 15th 2017 at 12:36PM in News
PaRappa the Rapper and Gitaroo Man creators team up

PaRappa the Rapper and Gitaroo Man creators team up

A rhythm action dream team is working on a brand new mystery project.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 15th 2017 at 11:35AM in News
Chris Lee takes over FPS titles at 343 Industries

Chris Lee takes over FPS titles at 343 Industries

Microsoft veteran Chris Lee is the new man in charge of FPS titles at Halo developer 343 Industries.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 15th 2017 at 11:21AM in News
Alan Wake is vanishing from digital stores

Alan Wake is vanishing from digital stores

Remedy's popular horror game Alan Wake is being yanked from Steam and Xbox Live tomorrow.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 15th 2017 at 10:59AM in News